22 December 2018 - The youngest citizens of Herceg Novi will have the opportunity to try decorating a Christmas tree, but also tlearn something new, through the traditional manifestation on the occasion of the New Year's holidays – “Christmas Decoration of Spruce tree on the slopes of Mount Orjen”. Aside from children and parents, the manifestation is open to all mountain lovers and to all people who simply enjoy socializing.
The manifestation, which will be held tomorrow - December 23, is organized by Mountain Club Subra at the Mountaineering Hut “Za Vratlom”.
According to the club, the departure is tomorrow at 9:30 from the former motel Borići (800 metres above sea level) and there is around an hour and a half hike to the Mountain hut "Za Vratlom" (1160 metres above sea level). There, along with the old story of the tradition of Christmas Decoration of Spruce tree on the slopes of Mount Orjen, the youngest will be able to enjoy local food and drinks.
After that, it is officially the time for the Christmas Decoration of Spruce tree on the slopes of Mount Orjen, in the true spirit of this gorgeous mountain, which has been adorned with a thin white blanket since the last weekend. In addition to warm shoes and clothes, children can take crayons, as there will be even more exciting activities and small surprises, as announced from the club representatives.
"Christmas Decoration of Spruce tree on the slopes of Mount Orjen" was organized with the support of the Secretariat for Social Activities and Sports of the Municipality of Herceg Novi. Participation is free of charge. Keep in mind that the parents and guardians are responsible for their children.
To take part in the event, it is best to acquire information via Facebook page Mountain Club Subra, telephone 0038269-684-084, or Instagram profile "mountainhut_zavratlom".
21 December 2018 - Tourist Organization of the Municipality of Budva and the Association of Caterers of Budva are organising the event Christmas Piazzetta which should additionally complement the city's tourist offer during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.
This event will take place from December 22 to January 15 at the Budva’s City Park. The program of the Christmas Piazzetta will include a vibrant music and entertainment program, exhibitions of souvenirs and handicrafts, as well as the offer of drinks and delicacies exhibited by numerous caterers from Budva.
The program of the Piazzetta is designed to suit all ages and tastes, so the organisers have prepared activities dedicated to the youngest audience, evening events when cocktail masters will entertain and serve visitors, costume nights and more!
This Sunday (December 23) is reserved for the youngest - from 10 am to 2 pm there will be a music and entertainment program which will include children from Public Preschool Institution "Ljubica Jovanović-Maša", PPI "My World” and PPU" Winnie the Pooh", dance group "Iskra" and members of the Youth Club Budva. A creative workshop for children will also be organized, in which the little ones can make greeting cards, ornaments, and souvenirs. Their handicrafts will be sold, and this will raise funds for the purchase of wheelchairs for the needs of the "Second primary school" in Budva, attended by children with disabilities.
On December 24, from 19:00 to 20:00, the guests will be entertained by the sounds from the band Harmonija, followed by the band Toć from 20:00 to 24:00.
On December 25, the organisers have prepared a Christmas Celebration from 20:00 to 24:00, with the Castell Nuovo band.
Numerous locals have already shown great interest in the Night of Cocktails (December 26th) and Costume Night (December 27th).
The Christmas Piazzetta, which takes place from December 22 to January 15, offers a unique and rich musical program that can suit the tastes of all guests - from the fans of rock and pop sounds, those who prefer electronic music, to those who enjoy the wonderful sounds of tambourines.
21 December 2018 - The Fifth New Year's Fair of Local Products was officially opened on December 21st at the Sports Centre in Nikšić.
Nearly 250 producers from Nikšić and other Montenegrin municipalities, as well as from the region, are exhibiting their products at this economic-tourist event, established four years ago as a local product fair.
The fair has justified the expectations of the organizers in a relatively short period because it is obviously becoming one of the official brands of the city of Nikšić and an event that delights both the exhibitors and visitors. This event is an exceptional opportunity for the promotion of food products, healthy lifestyle, artisan work, and artwork, as well as for the encouragement of fellow citizens to buy local products. The exhibitors of the fair prepare themselves several months ahead of the event to make sure they offer the best and highest quality products to the visitors.
The Fair of Local Products also offers an excellent opportunity for establishing new contacts, exchange of information and knowledge about the latest trends in production and consumption, as well as a chance for the producers to promote their own business efficiently.
This year, the exhibitors offer large quantities of various products, from food products such as homemade liqueurs, honey, juices, sweet, brandy and balsam, goat and cow milk products, traditional Montenegrin prosciutto, to various handicrafts that can serve as souvenirs or gifts - embroidered trousers, socks, etc.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Milutin Simović, who opened the fair in Nikšić, said that the achieved results in the agricultural sector are the best confirmation that the opportunities for a successful business in this sector are becoming more and more apparent and accessible.
The Local Product Fair is organized by the Municipality of Nikšić, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre Tehnopolis and NGO "Rural Development Network". This year's partner of the Fair is the Municipality of Bijelo Polje that supported the participation of producers from the city.
New Year's Fair of Local Products will be held from December 21 to 23, 2018.
December 20, 2018 - Sveti Marko Island is a natural and cultural heritage pearl in Tivat's bay. Entirely covered with greenery, mainly olive and cypress trees, once it was one of the most popular adventure tourism destinations in Montenegro. Sveti Marko today is wholly abandoned and waiting for some better times to be discovered again.
18 December 2018 - Euro-Unit Montenegro Company, in cooperation with its long-time partner Yamaha Music Europe, is organising the event “ MUSIC DAYS ” at the shopping mall Delta City in Podgorica.
From Monday to Friday – December 17 to 21, in the central part of the shopping centre, the organisers will present a wide range of electric pianos and electric drums of the most prestigious producer of musical equipment - Yamaha.
All interested visitors will have the opportunity to try playing these instruments on site, to get more information about products within the music industry and even gain additional discounts for purchasing the instruments through vouchers to be distributed on this occasion.
The organisers expect the event to be visited by professionals from the musical-instrument sector as well as local professional and amateur musicians. By attending the event, you can forge business contacts and strengthen the existing ones, build up knowledge in the musical instrument world and purchase musical equipment at affordable prices with discounts.
The organiser of this event, Euro-Unit Montenegro Company, is a part of the Euro-Unit Group, which is the leading company in the sales of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in this part of Europe. The company started operating in Montenegro in 2007 and is engaged in the sales and maintenance of professional audio equipment and musical instruments as well as renting instruments and equipment for concerts, conferences, and similar events. Euro-Unit’s area of expertise also includes designing, installing and maintaining sound systems for all types of business premises, public institutions, schools, cafes, clubs, as well as conference halls.
Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with an extensive range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments. As a brand, Yamaha Music Europe is known for its high-quality products - pianos, digital musical instruments, wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments, educational musical instruments, and professional audio equipment.
The representatives of Euro-Unit and Yamaha kindly invite you to visit the event and share the love for music with them!
17 December 2018 - Charming and beautiful, Kotor is especially gorgeous during the end-of-year festivities. Kotor’s streets and citadel are embellished with lights and magnificent decorations that all locals and tourists can enjoy during the holidays.
This year’s refined Christmas decorations throughout Kotor caught the eye of the city’s public. Inspired by the holiday’s spirit, the representatives of the local government paid particular attention to details, and their creativity contributed to the Christmas atmosphere within the city.
Creative interpretation of the holiday symbols that lit up Kotor includes: Christmas presents, luminous arches, tunnels, cross street decorations, Christmas bells, colorful bows, Christmas tree balls, Snowmen and, of course, a giant Christmas tree. Still, the culmination of all Kotor lights and decorations is, without a doubt, the light curtain that covered the Citadel. This breath-taking landscape that looks even more elegant in the evening hours is definitely a place to admire.
If you’re looking to spend your holiday in Kotor, not only can you enjoy a special Christmas atmosphere, but the rich New Year program can also entertain you with many concerts by renowned performers from the region. In fact, the New Year's Eve celebration in Kotor is organized as a so called “Kotor Evening” which includes a program for the youngest – Children New Year's Eve, followed by entertainment by numerous local performers and guests. For the New Year's Eve and the first night in 2019, Kotor returns to its true, rock image and within the Rock New Year program, brings the most significant bands of the EX-YU rock scene of today. On December 31, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the performances of Damir Urban, Darko Rundek, Bombaj Press and M.O.R.T. On January 1, and the program continues with the sounds of Four Blues Driver, followed by Galija, Psihomodo pop and Autogeni trening.
Rich New Year celebration program offer goes beyond Kotor. Looking for information on entertainment programs along Montenegrin coast? We've got you covered.
16 December 2018 - The Fifth Christmas Market in Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro was held this weekend on the covered terrace of the Murano Restaurant within the hotel.
On the first day of the event (Saturday, December 15), due to adverse weather conditions, the turnout was not great. Sunday managed to correct the first impression, and with rays of sunshine and high temperature throughout the day, enticed a significant number of visitors.
Inspired by the holiday atmosphere, seventeen exhibitors presented their handicrafts created in the spirit of Christmas: jewelry, Christmas and New Year decorations, Christmas trees, souvenirs, homemade gastronomic products, fruit syrups, jams and a large number of other handmade products that attracted the attention of all visitors.
Regent Porto Montenegro's food and beverage department introduced festive delicacies, traditional Christmas cakes, hot chocolate, cooked wine and various types of tea.
Regent also offered many salty delicacies, such as several types of sausages, which gave the Christmas Market a unique gastronomic dimension.
The Regent's Christmas Market will continue on December 22 and 23 as well as on December 29 and 30 from 12 pm to 4 pm.
16 December 2018 - Tivat Airport’s new departure terminal with 1,300 square metres, that should provide more comfort for passengers, faster and better service as well as better working conditions for Airport employees, will be officially opened on Monday, December 24.
"One of our most significant projects in the last ten years is the construction of a new terminal of 1300 square metres, which will enable the service of twice as many passengers in the departure gates compared to our current capacity. Also, by constructing a new terminal, passengers will enjoy more convenience, we will prevent jams, and the work of our employees will be more efficient," executive director of the Airports of Montenegro Danilo Orlandić said in August this year, announcing the completion of works by the end of the year.
The new departure terminal will include six check-in counters, two new lines for security screening as well as offices for representatives of airline companies. Tivat Airport PR service also confirmed the construction of official premises for representatives of the Police Directorate and the Customs Administration, passenger toilets and a room for sorting luggage with all accompanying equipment.
The new facility of the departure terminal of the Tivat Airport was built in less than three months and was constructed by the Podgorica-based company “Fidija.” The value of the new facility with its equipment is about 2,2 million EUR. The new terminal was built on the northwest side of the current airport terminal building, and Airports of Montenegro entirely financed it.
16 December 2018 - Žabljak must have more hotels with a lot of accommodation capacities, and the winter tourist season must begin earlier. This is the goal that the state, in cooperation with the municipalities and the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro must achieve, as announced by the director of the National Tourism Organization Željka Radak Kukavičić. While the authorities solve problems in the north, fans of snow and skiing do not waste time as they are enjoying ski trails. The problem is the lack of hotels with more significant capacities.
As one of the leading tourist centers, Žabljak has to respond to organized visits by numerous tourists from the region and the world, says Radak Kukavičić.
"We must make sure that Žabljak has a hotel that can accommodate 200 guests," she told reporters, opening this year's winter tourist season on Žabljak.
President of the Municipality of Žabljak Veselin Vukićević says that the plan is to open the hotel "Durmitor" in the next two years, which will satisfy such demands of tourists. Snow has significantly covered Savin Kuk, and it came in the right time since many skiers and tourists arrived in the past couple of days.
"We are aware that it is necessary to solve the issue of additional snow coverage in Žabljak. If there is no snow, there is often no tourists," Kukavičić said.
"Savin Kuk has got snow cannon for artificial snow, and the capital project that we are expecting next year will solve the problem, which is also an introduction for the next winter season. The tender for artificial snow cannons will be announced by the end of the year," said Vukićević.
He also added that the municipality is investing significant funds for improving the tourist season and infrastructure.
"Apart from quality, the variety of tourist offer is something that we need to work on more intensely. I want to appeal to winter tourist centers to ensure a comfortable arrival for citizens and tourists. The road safety must be a priority," said the director of the NTO.
Prices on Savin kuk are at the last year's level:
The National Tourism Organization organized free transportation, food and beverage tasting, and entertainment activities this weekend at Žabljak, and Kolašin, as they announced, is scheduled to be scheduled for the next weekend.
Source: Milica Mandić, National Television of Montenegro